ISO, the international organization for standardization is a collection of standard institutes from 164 various different countries headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland that harmonizes the system. It is one of the independent, Non-profitable and Non-governmental organizations that form a connection between the private and public sectors and it is considered to be one of the largest standard organizations in the universe which involves only in publishing the standards and does not take part in any of the implementation or certification processes.
The standards that are published by ISO are considered to be one of the important things for regulating the best practices for the organization.ISO standards are one of the important elements that make the things very simpler, safer and better by creating a stronger branding image for your organization hence many customers would be attracted. The international organization for standardization publishes and develops the standards for different range of products, processes and materials. The organization’s standards list is divided into 97 fields that include health care, jewelry, metallurgy, clothing, railway engineering, paint, weapons, agriculture, aircraft and civil engineering.
The international organization for standardization has published more than 22000 plus of standards and it consists of 750+ of technical bodies for developing the standard.It is continued to record and increase in the certification processes from so many years. These international standards act as one of the important regulations for implementing the best practices in the organization.
Now let us see few popular international standards
ISO 9001– It is one of the basic and fundamental international standard published by the international organization for standardization for setting up the quality requirements in an organization that focuses on continuous improvement and customer satisfaction and are irrespective of a size, type or scope
ISO 14001– This international provides the necessary guidelines and tools for the organization to manage their environmental performances. And it has become one of the mandatory factors for the organization to do business with others. It helps to demonstrate that the organization take responsibility towards environmental concerns and meet all kind of legal obligations that are applied to industries.
ISO 45001 – It is one of the important business tools enabling the requirement for occupational health and safety management system which protects the employees and other visitors from work related injuries, accidents and disease. This would be one of the boosting factors for the employees in the organization due to which they can work very effectively and productively without any threats.
ISO 22000 – It is one of the industry specific standard that is been developed by ISO providing the requirements for food safety management system that can be applied to the food supply chain, starting from farm to fork. It acts as a powerful marketing tool that showcases your quality & safety factors of food products.
ISO 27001– It is one of the important international standard that helps the industries to meet all the privacy legislations by providing the requirements of information security management system. By undergoing the implementation process of ISMS, the organizations can demonstrate that they are very reliable collaboration partners.
ISO 17025, ISO 13485, ISO 50001, ISO 22301 are some of the other examples.
The organizations which have achieved the international certification has seen many benefits, now let us go through few of them